ACTIVITIES OF THE U.S. ARMY AIR SERVICE
National Archives and Records Administration - ARC Identifier 65711 / Local Identifier 342-USAF-18748 - ACTIVITIES OF THE U.S. ARMY AIR SERVICE - Department of Defense. Department of the Air Force. (09/26/1947 - ). Summary: Covers highlights of military aviation during 1925 including the Pulitzer Trophy Race, Schneider Cup Race, winter maneuvers of Forst Pursuit Group, flight and gunnery training, jumps by parchutists and crop dusting. (Photo'd by Air Service) Reel: 1' ACTIVITIES OF THE US ARMY AIR SERVICE. 1925. 10' Shows DH-4 being refueled, ski-equipped PW-8's parked, engines starting and aircraft taxiing and taking off at Oscoda, Michigan, during winter maneuvers of First Pursuit Group. 136' Gunner firing pair of mounted machine guns from DH-4 cockpit, synchronized firing of machine guns through propellers and firing of cannon mounted in GA-1 nose cockpit. AV's of DH-4's bombing shadow of MB-2 in flight and DH-4's in flight through gorge of the Grand Canyon. 510' AV's of formation of five DH-4's in flight. 581' Scenes at 1925 Pulitzer Trophy Races showing R3C-1 taxiing with 1/Lt Cyrus Bettis seated in cockpit, Mitchell Field, New York. 672' Scenes at 1925 Schneider Cup Races showing R3C-2 (USN), R3C-2 (US Air Service), Gloster Napier III (England) and Macchi Flying Boat (Italy) seaplanes being pushed into water and racers inflight -- shows 1/Lt James H. Doolittle leaving R3C-2 and being congratulated by Mrs. Doolittle and Maj Gen Mason M. Patrick, Chief US Army Air Service. (Baltimore, Maryland) 839' Parachutist standing on lower wing of biplane, opening chute and being pulled from aircraft. 1074' Total footage in reel. Reel 2: 1' Shows six parachutists and crew beside C-1, boarding aircraft and AV's of parachutists leaving aircraft and descending. 104' RS-1 airship (blimp) being towed from hangar at Scott Field, Illinois, airship rising and engines starting -- AV's of RS-1 in flight, crew at controls and airship landing, 385' Shows the Ruggles Orientator, a three-axis chair, in iperation. 463' AV's of PW-8 in flight, performing barrel roll, double roll, tail spin and inverted flight -- intercut wirth AV's from aircraft in spin and loops. 662' Shows insecticide being loaded into hopper on modified DH-4 and AV's of DH-4 dusting area. 794" XA-1 ambulance plane taxiing and AMCU of XA-1 in flight.860' Phosphorous bomb explosion on mast of USS ALABAMA and AV's of smoke screen being laid during bombing tests in 1921. 990' Total footage in reel. good -
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January 21, 2012
Very early military films 1925
Has some good footage of early aircraft.